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It pays to be the health CEO

Workers on the frontline of health care weren’t immune from the effects of the recession, but it seems company CEOs made out OK.

The recent Wall Street Journal CEO Compensation Study found that health care CEOs had the highest median pay of any industry, coming in at $10 million per year. The study took into account all direct compensation: salary, bonuses and the value of stock and stock options at the time of the grant.

The study looked at CEO compensation at 456 U.S. companies with revenues of  $4 billion or more as of their most recent fiscal year.

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